The Thanksgiving weekend about wore me out. It really is a lot of fun having so many people here but it’s a ton of work. It seems like all I’ve done for the past two weeks is cook and clean. Other than a little bit of work on the Bonnie Hunter mystery I haven’t done any sewing in a long time and I’m starting to get crabby!
Today I planned to spend most of the day quilting but I HAD to do laundry. There was a mountain of it with sheets from every bed and sofa bed, tablecloths plus towels, towels and more towels. We have more company coming this weekend so I have to get ready for another round. By late afternoon I thought I was finished, but then found another large hamper of more sheets and towels!
On the sewing front, I started one of two commission quilts that need to be finished by Christmas. Usually when someone asks for a quilt they just give me color suggestions and I select the fabric. This client is very particular about fabric, though and vetoed almost every multi-colored print. Pretty much every fabric she wanted was solid looking or tone-on-tone. The quilt will be a simple Yellow Brick Road variation and I finished piecing the blocks today. While arranging them I discovered that the one print fabric she approved was too much for the quilt. It just popped out and was very distracting. Can you tell which one it is??
So I replaced all of that brown-with-red-squares fabric with a more subtle brown. It didn’t take very long and now I like the blocks better. The top is sewn together and backing pieced. Hopefully I’ll get it loaded on the frame tomorrow so I can start quilting. Then on to the next one!